A MESSAGE TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER
If you’re anywhere at all that you can read this, please know I love you. So many people love you. We pray you’ll feel this love and it will strengthen you to survive whatever it is you’re dealing with or whoever has you. We know you would not just walk away from your family and especially not your sons, Thomas and Jake. They need you now more than ever. Please, know we are not giving up. So many are doing so much. Do not lose faith. God gives his strongest battles to his toughest soldiers! All my love – forever and ever,
What happened to Jermaine?
Jermain Austin Charlo (aka Morigeau) went out on the evening of June 15, 2018. She reportedly visited three restaurants/bars that evening, including the Dark Horse, until about 10 pm. Charlo was in the company of Michael Defrance, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her two sons. Later that evening, Defrance and Charlo spent a considerable amount of time socializing with several groups of people in the alley behind The Badlander until around midnight. They are on camera walking to the end of the alley away from the bar. Charlo has not been seen since. Defrance told two different stories about his next steps. He told Charlo's family he dropped her at Orange Street, near the Food Farm. This story has been widely reported. However, Defrance told Missoula Police detective Guy Baker he dropped Charlo off in a neighborhood about 8 blocks from the Orange Street Food Farm. Phone records track both Charlo's phone and Defrance's phone to a cell tower about three miles from the Defrance family home around 2:00 am on June 16, 2005.
Jermain is enrolled with Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation